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Professor

DR. PENGYU REN
E.C.H Professor for Professional Practice
BME 5.202M phone: (512)232-1832
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Research Associate

DR. CHENGWEN LIU
PhD Chemistry, Peking University 2016
BME 3.516
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Postdoc Fellows

DR. MAYAR MOHAMED
PhD

Graduate Students

KETSIA ZINGA
3rd year PhD Candidate, BME
BS Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University, 2021
Modeling the mechanisms through which intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) reorder lipid bilayers using the MARTINI coarse-grain force field

ELIZABETH WAIT
4th year PhD candidate, Biochemistry
BS Biotechnology, University of Central Florida, 2019
LANL Summer Student, 2019
Modeling protein interactions with rare earth metals to inform design of efficient and environmentally friendly REM-extraction methods inspired by biological extremophiles

XUDONG YANG
4th year PhD Candidate, BME
BS Chemistry, SJTU
AMOEBA and AMOEBA+ development and parameterization and developing a Tinker-based Milestoning program which can perform the enhanced sampling method Milestoning on AMOEBA trajectories

COLE ALLEN
2nd year PhD Candidate, BME
MS Chemistry, 2022
BS Chemistry 2019, Louisiana Tech
Investigating the conduction mechanism and selectivity of ions through potassium ion channels using quantum mechanics simulations

YANXING WANG
3rd year PhD Candidate, BME
MS Medicinal Chemistry, Peking University, 2020
BS Pharmaceutical Sciences, Peking University, 2018
Incorporation of neutral network into AMOEBA for higher accuracy

Lab Alumni

BRANDON WALKER
PhD in 2022
BS Physics & Math, Purdue 2017

JUSTIN GOURARY
MS Biomedical Engineering,  2022
BS Chem Engr, Princeton University, 2019

ZHIFENG FRANCIS JING
PhD in 2021
BS in Chemistry, Tianjing University
MS in Chemistry, SJTU
Intern, IBM Watson 2018

DR. RUI QI
PhD in 2020
BS Med Chem, Tianjin Univ 2014
Intern DE Shaw 2017
Corning Inc, 2019

DR. JACOB LITMAN
PhD Biochemistry, University of Iowa
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DR. SARA CHENG
BS Physics, UC Berkeley, 2013
PhD Physics, UT Austin, 2018
Postdoc, UC Berkeley, 2018-2020
Scientist,  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory 2020-

JAYVEE ABELLA
BS BME, UT Austin 2014

DR. CHENFENG HE
BS Biotech, Nanjing University 2013
PhD BME, UT Austin 2018

Dr. MATTHEW HARGER

DR. DAVID BELL
PhD BME, UT Austin 2017

GAURAV CHATTREE
BS BME, UT Austin, 2013

DANNY DYKSTRA
MS, Biochem, UT Austin 2015

DR. JOHN FONNER
PhD BME, UT Austin 2011

DR. PAVEL GOLUBKOV
PhD, Biochem, UT Austin 2005
Principle Scientist, Schrodinger Inc

DR. DIAN “OSCAR” JIAO
PhD, BME, UT Austin, 2009
Data Scientist at Stanley;
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MICHAEL KING
BS, BME, UT Austin 2006

DR. CHRIS KING
BS, BME, UT Austin, 2006
PhD, Univ Washington

DR. XIAOJIA MU
PhD, BME, 2014

DR. MICHAEL J. SCHNIEDERS
PhD Wash Univ St. Louis
Professor, Univ of Iowa

DR. YUE SHI
PhD, BME, 2013
Software Engineer, Google
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DR. KELLY STANTON
BS, BME, 2008
PhD, Yale Univ
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DR. JOHNNY WU
PhD, BME, 2012
Principle Scientist, Roche
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DR. ZHEN XIA
PhD, BME, 2013
IBM, Yahoo!
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DR. CHUNLI YAN
PhD, Chem, Dalian Univ of Sci & Tech, 2009

DR. JIAJING JENNY ZHANG
PhD, BME, 2012
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DR. CHANGSHENG (Victor) ZHANG
PhD Chemistry, Peking University

Dr. Qiantao Wang
PhD Pharmaceutical Science, Manchester University